Fairly loony Sutherland film production (are there any others?) about how John and Judy learn from Mr. Money (!!) about how and why credit is so valuable in our lives. To answer all the kid's questions, Mr. Money only has turn a knob or two in his "learning machine" (!!) which the kids love because it's a "great gadget" (!!) and up comes a convenient explanation. This is a fairly sexist film as Judy winds up saying stuff like "I don't understand most of it" and stupidly asking "Do girls need to learn about credit too?" to which Mr. Money patiently advises Judy that she's doing most of the shopping in the household. OUCH!
On a aside note, Mr. Money really needs to buy some more guest chairs.
(PS this film is a bit wobbly goes up and down.. you might get dizzy)
March 14, 2004 Subject:
Regis Toomey, seen here as "Mr. Money" also appears in the Elvis Presley classic "A Change of Habit", as the a-hole priest who insults Mary Tyler Moore and her fellow nuns...just thought you'd like to know. Or maybe not.
May 31, 2003 Subject:
The Wise Use of Credit
A mysterious guy named "Mephistopho"sorry, I mean "Mr. Money"teleports dorky teenagers John and Judy to his lair in the Netherworsorry, I mean his office and there purchases their eternal sosorry, I mean teaches them about consumer credit through the use of a "Learning Machine" (i.e. a TV that shows cartoons). Wait a minute, folkslet's just call a spade a spade and admit that we're dealing with the Devil's Envoy, which would be upsetting, except it's clear that John and Judy haven't a single brain cell between them. Judy even comes right out and asks Mr. Money, "Do girls have to learn this stuff too?" This can only mean that their souls were devoured by Satan's minions a long time ago. Let this serve as a warning to all of us.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ****. Also available on Campy Classroom Classics, Vol. 4.